Central Michigan Soccer Announces Three Spring Roster Additions


The Chippewas announced the signings of two transfers and one freshman enrollee to boast the 2014 women's soccer spring roster.

Central Michigan women's soccer announced the additions of Minnesota transfer goalkeeper Kristen Knutson, Valparaiso transfer defender Jordan Young and freshman enrollee forward/midfielder Taylor Vermaat to the 2014 spring roster.

Sophomore Knutson recorded 118 saves and averaged a save percentage of .849 during her two year stay with the Golden Gophers. She appeared in five games for a total of 335 minutes of play and went 1-0-0 in the only game she played for Minnesota during the 2013 season.

The Eagan, Minn. native earned many accolades while attending Eagan High School, including being named to the ESPN Regional First Team, named to the ESPN Top 20 National Goalkeeper list and being a 2011 all-state selection. She was also chosen as the 2011 First Team All-Metro in both the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press and was a 2011 NSCAA All-Region V team member.

Knutson also broke many records for her high school, most notably recording 43 shutouts in her high school career. She also served as the team's captain and won MVP in 2011, reached the Minnesota State Tournament twice, reaching third-place in 2009.

Freshman Young appeared in 10 games for the Crusaders during her 2013 freshman season, accumulating 219 minutes of playing time while recording three shots on goal.

The Mason, Mich. native was a captain and three-year letter winner at Mason High School. No stranger to accolades herself, Young also named a Division II All-State Second Team, an All-CHAC Goal Division honoree for three consecutive years and a three-year All-District selection.

Forward/midfielder Vermaat, an early graduate of Wayland Union High School, is enrolling at CMU for the spring semester.

The young Forward/midfielder scored 41 goals during her three-season career for the Wayland Wildcats. She also served as team captain during her sophomore and junior season.

All statistics and player bios are per cmuchippewas.com, gophersports.com, valpoathletics.com and wildcatsoccer.weebly.com.

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